I recently returned from the IECA conference in Orlando, Florida. The first three days included tours of seven colleges and universities, followed by conference sessions and a college fair for IECA consultants. Our first visit was to Emby-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona, a high-powered, modern, all-things-aeronautical university offering programs such as flight training, engineering, security, […]
The University of Aberdeen (Scotland) hosted a comprehensive three-day counselor tour, providing invaluable information regarding their programs, facilities, students and faculty. Aberdeen is a very vibrant and international city, in large part due to the university and the development of natural resources offshore. Approximately 20 percent of the students are international, with North American sending […]
I began my tour through the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York at the University of Rochester, a small research university located in a beautiful setting near the city of Rochester. More information is available in an earlier summary of a University of Rochester representative’s presentation in my office. This small, private research university […]
SCAD The University for Creative Careers Formerly known as the Savannah College of Art and Design, SCAD offers students a full range of creative and artistic areas of study. SCAD has campuses in Savannah, Hong Kong, Atlanta, and Lacoste, France. I toured several programs and the very modern dormitories located throughout Savannah (the largest campus), […]
The Laureate International Universities sponsored a very exciting and informative tour of their design universities in Milan, Italy, and hospitality management universities in Switzerland. Our tour included counselors from all over the world, with only a few from the US, providing an excellent chance to explore worldwide options for students. While many in the US […]
Texas Visits Several excellent college and university counselor tours were offered prior to the IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association) conference in Dallas, Texas. Trinity University Our first stop was San Antonio, where we spent the day touring Trinity University, meeting faculty, and interacting with a student panel. My recent summary of our regional representative’s […]
Today The Common Application announced the 2015-2016 essay prompts. They provide a lot of opportunity for creative thinking on the part of students, I like them! We are pleased to share the 2015-2016 Essay Prompts with you. New language appears in italics: Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful […]
Jed Applerouth provides an excellent analysis of the new PSAT to be offered to juniors this October 2015. This test will be used to establish National Merit status and is a good preview for all students scheduled to take the new SAT during their junior year.
Oxbridge Academic Programs will be holding an information session in Seattle very soon. It’s not too late to sign up. Anyone wishing to learn more about their summer study programs, for students aged 13-18, in England, France, Spain, New York, and Los Angeles, is welcome to attend. To learn more about Oxbridge Academic Programs, please […]
The new president of Denison University, Adam Weinberg, presented at this year’s IECA conference in Florida. His session, “Reflections of a New College President on Students, Parents, Institutions, and Pricing” provided food for thought with regard to the future of higher education. He cited the results of a recent study performed for Denison—college tours all […]
Jarrod Larsen, the Seattle area representative for Oregon State University, provided an update on Oregon State University and answered questions regarding new programs and admissions. Here are some highlights: At OSU, both the College of Engineering and the College of Business provide GPA and course requirements online for future majors and all students who meet […]
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